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Maryland Lawmakers Override Minimum Wage Veto (1)

March 28, 2019, 3:28 PMUpdated: March 28, 2019, 5:23 PM

Maryland lawmakers voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan‘s veto of a bill boosting the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour within six years.

The new law will raise the state’s wage floor from its current level of $10.10 per hour to $11 next year, with additional increases each year until the $15-per-hour level is reached in 2025. Companies with fewer than 15 employees have additional time to meet the wage schedule.

Hogan, a Republican, said in his March 27 veto message that the state’s wage floor has been steadily increased and is “by far the highest in the ...